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1960's Omega Constellation 168.005
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Omega Constellation
1960's Omega Constellation 168.005
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In 1948 Omega celebrated its centennial. To mark that occasion, the manufacture released the Century, a limited edition model built around the robust chronometer-grade automatic movements that Omega had been perfecting since the 1930s. Although the Century was never destined for a long life, it served as the blueprint for a model that would go on to serve as the flagship of Omega’s catalog: the Constellation.

The Constellation, first released in 1952, was at the cutting edge of design as well as technical prowess. Early iterations featured a panoply of dial and case configurations, from steel to gold-capped to solid gold. The example that we offer here, a Reference 168.005 dating from the 1960s, features a 34mm stainless steel case produced by CB or Centrale Boites, perhaps best known for making some cases for the iconic Speedmaster.

This Connie boasts a pie-pan dial in a satiny silver surmounted by the applied Omega symbol at 12 o’clock. Beneath that are the words signifying that the movement that beats inside it (in this case a Calibre 561, one of the finest automatic movements Omega manufactured in the post-war period) was officially certified by the Geneva Observatory. This is brought home by the engraving on the case back of an observatory surmounted by eight stars, symbolizing Omega’s achievements in chronometer trials from the 1930s to the 1950s.

  • Case: Steel
  • Dial: Silver Dial with Applied Baton Hour Markers
  • Movement:Calibre 561
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Complications: Date
  • Crystal: Acrylic
  • Strap: Blue leather strap
  • Diameter: 34mm
  • Length: 43mm
  • Thickness:11mm
  • Lug Width: 17mm
  • Ref: 24481826
  • Year: 1960’s
  • Box: No
  • Papers: No

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Wind Vintage, founded in 2017 by Eric Wind–former Vice President, Senior Specialist for Christie’s Watches–is dedicated to offering exceptional watches for sale at all price points and providing advisory services to top vintage watch collectors around the world.